Originally Posted by 12lbchevelle
As the title states, I want to grow at least enough Olympia or Cascade hops in order to achieve 100 IBU from a 5 gal brew. Can this be done in one season's planting? If so when do I plant and where do I obtain the seeds? Thanks, Dan
My cascades were about two years old the first time I got more than a couple of ounces, and I believe I got 16 ounces (dried) from them that second season. The next year, I got almost double that. I would say that expecting more than an ounce or two the first year (at most) would be too optimistic. They need to put down roots, and spend energy on growing.
I've never heard of anybody growing olympia hops- maybe they're not available or else I'm just not aware of anyone growing them.